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  1. Welcome. You have given us 2 very different models in your description. The 2b has a tubular chassis and the mk3a has a monocoque construction. I fear the answer will be the same for either, that modification to the tunnel would be difficult and unwise as both are structural. The monocoque model like mine requires narrower seats and I don't think there is any way around that. David
  2. There will be more knowledgeable people but if the dohc engine is the same as the sohc engine, the vacuum from the manifold activates a one way valve in the crankcase breather. If you want to vent to the outside instead then this valve needs to be removed first otherwise you will build up crankcase pressure causing leak issues or more.
  3. I saw your fb posts and pics of your front suspension. It's obviously not the usual lower suspension Sierra setup so can you confirm that the rearward arm is an anti roll bar( it goes all the way from one side to the other)? It looks thinner than the Sierra anti roll bar. I presume the usual tie bar mod would still work though. A rare model with the outboard coilovers.
  4. I thought I'd put in a good word for the Sadcase car club (Storrington and District Classic and Sportscar Enthusiasts)based in Storrington. They are a free to register club which have well attended meets at various pubs and locations in the area including the Goodwood circuit occasionally. Their motto is, if you love your car then they love it. All types of cars attend from vintage to modern. They welcome kits. I'm a regular in my RH along with one other RH. It would be great to see some other locals there with their Robin Hoods. People travel quite far to attend. Sadcasecarclub.co.uk David
  5. Hi. I have attached the build manual for you. Good luck with it and have fun..Just spotted the post after this. The manual wont be for your exact model but I believe will cover a lot of itfull build manual-1.pdf
  6. Just to answer your last question, my stainless monocoque RH has a stainless fuel tank which was standard I believe.
  7. Out of interest, what make of dizzy is it? If its Accuspark I recommend you look up all the issues the new ones have and don't start the engine if it is. The new ones have a reputation of chewing up the Jack shaft sending metal around the engine. Just a thought. My 7 year old one has never had any issues.
  8. dandan62

    Do i need iva ?

    No, you are all good. As long as the V5 is correct. Enjoy driving it.
  9. dandan62

    Do i need iva ?

    The important bit is was is it described as on the V5? It should say Robin Hood and not the donor car eg Ford Sierra. If it has the donor car it will need the iva to be road legal.
  10. I looked for ages for a new one with no luck so ended up making one from a sheet of perforated ali. I think most ones you see are home made.
  11. I have these old cowlings that have been altered but may be useful to someone before I throw them. The bottom one has only a triangle missing from by the indicator cutout. The top one has been severely shortened. £25 uk posted or pickup near Chichester.
  12. Better picture. I had to trim the top a little to make it fit and fill in the hazard switch hole as I have a remote switch.
  13. If you go to cults3d.com and search for gbs zero Sierra steering column cover you can buy a 3d file for 99p. I sent the file off to a 3d printing company and the result is very good. I hadn't quite finished it when I took the photo.
  14. Sorry, forgot to answer your seat question. These cars are narrow so tricky to find but they do come up used if you keep an eye out on the Facebook Robin Hood forums. I cant think of any road car seats that fit but someone else may know. I found some comfy ones years ago that came out of an old RH but don't know the make.
  15. Here is a photo of my converted anti roll bar into a tie bar. The original anti roll bar is a continuous steel bar running under the car connecting both sides of the front suspension. It was designed for the weight of the Sierra and so does not flex enough with the much lighter front end making it too stiff. A very common conversation that is recommended. I think you need advice from someone with the outboard coilovers like yours as to whether your original springs are too stiff. They certainly were on the inboard ones.
  16. Does your mk3 have inboard or outboard front coilovers? If inboard it may well have the original springs which are much too firm. Its usual to change then to 130 lb. My original ones were red. Maybe post a picture of them? Also does it have the original Sierra anti roll bar connecting both sides of the front suspension. Top of the list is to change to tie rods. Lots of discussions on here will explain how to do it. It transforms the ride and handling. If yours has the later mk3 with outboard coilovers then I'm afraid I cant help.
  17. You can't be the first Zero owner with this issue. Have you tried asking on the Gbs zero Facebook group?
  18. Hi. It's the castor angle that effects the self centering. I'm not familiar with the Zero but I'm sure someone with help you with how to adjust it. Good luck.
  19. That's good news. I didn't know a machine like that existed. You can enjoy the car now.
  20. Considering all the things you have tried and the timing definitely isn't too advanced then the only thing I can think of is there is a hotspot in the cylinders somewhere possibly caused by carbon build up. I had this problem once which turned out to be timing, but I remember someone suggesting this and also a possible damaged valve which was causing a hotspot too. All I can offer I'm afraid.
  21. Brilliant info. Many thanks Now ordered. Thanks again
  22. Hi all. Time to change my timing belt but a Google search has come up with nothing. Burtons no longer do them. I know the emax engine is a little rarer than most pintos but I can't believe the belt doesn't exist somewhere. Any suggestions please?
  23. Many thanks for putting your time into the research. I've just managed to find the Reinz one which I used before so it's on the way. Lovely job coming up then!
  24. Hi all. I have to replace my head gasket on my 1.6 emax pinto. My fault after a short run having lost all the water from the bottom hose. I replaced it last year but can't find who I got it off. Definitely not ebay. Burtons don't stock it anymore. It was a victor reinz one. I'm sure someone on here mentioned the link but I can't find that. Lots of googling with no luck. Any clues anybody?
  25. Hi and welcome. The reference to 1980 will be the date the donor car was first registered.
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